This is my second build, my first 5.56 build:
I started out to build a varmint/paper shooter with 300-500 yards in mind with a stripped Stag upper and lower
. Used DPMS parts kits
and bolt and carrier
, Jewell 2-Stage trigger
, Ace Skeleton stock, 20" DPMS SS Bull Barrel
, 2 piece Aluminum free float tube, Prince 50 mag release
and a Harris "knock-off" bipod. I added a Barska SWAT 6-24x60mm
scope with a LaRue Tactical SPR/M4 Scope Mount (QD LT-104) to move the scope further forward to get a tighter feel when shooting.
Tonight I made a modification for comfort and ease of reloading, CERTAINLY not because I like the way it looks
Added an A2 stock and MonsterMan grip. Now I can stop cracking open the receiver to load and can swap the lower with my 6.8mm upper and gain the same advantage. I may pull the Prince 50 and use the DPMS mag release parts.
All in all I could've bought this rifle outright for less that my cost to build, but I learned from the process, had fun doing it "and did it my way". Pretty basic compared to a lot I've seen, but it shoots pretty well.